Earl Westbrook, JR, 72, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on July 11, 2023 in Little Rock, AR. \n\nEarl was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, on March 9th, 1951. He moved to Texas as a child. Earl was always a hard worker. He worked at several jobs during his younger years including, but not limited to construction work, roofer, oil rig, fabricator, and as a dog catcher for the city of Everman, Texas. The job as dog catcher got him started on the path to law enforcement. He graduated from the police academy in 1974.\n\nEarl relocated to Mena, Arkansas in 1980. He served as a deputy/chief deputy/as well as an interim county sheriff for Polk County.\n\nEarl loved country music, cooking BBQ, making moonshine, dancing, camping and watching old Western’s. He had a way with words and colorful expressions. He loved his wife of 18 years, Kelly, and they were extremely happy together. They were best friends. \n\nEarl is survived by his wife, Kelly Westbrook of Board Camp, AR; son, Michael Westbrook of Georgetown, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Dena and Jimmy Bartz of Leander, TX; his daughter, Destiny Westbrook of Wilcox, AZ. He is also survived by his step-sons; Justin Durham of Mendota, CA; Jeremiah and Sabra Durham of Aurora, MO; Joshua and Debra Durham of Tucson, AZ; His granddaughter, Alynna Armstrong of Fort Worth, TX; grandsons, John Armstrong of Leander, TX; David Armstrong of Cedar Park, TX; and Travis and Arianna Bartz of Georgetown, TX; great grandson, Waylon Manning of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren: Zoey and Caidyn Durham of Aurora, MO. \n\nThere will be a celebration of life for Earl on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, at 2pm at the Elks Club located at 124 Elk drive, Mena, AR.